Posts tagged: Rodwell

IAN WRIGHT HITS OUT AT GARRY MONK FOR BURST UP

Former Arsenal striker, Ian Wright has massively criticized Leeds United head coach, Gary Monk for his actions after the 37-year-old got in the way of Huddersfield boss, David Wagner during the Yorkshire derby game in the Championship on Sunday afternoon.


The game at the John Smith’s stadium was leveled 1-1 entering into the final minutes, but Terriers defender, Michel Hefele produced a late goal that sparked celebrations from the crowd.

Huddersfield boss sprinted the entire length of the touchline to celebrate with his players. Much angered by the reaction, the former Swansea boss, Monk stepped in front of the German tactician as he ran past him leading to a brawl between both sets of the teams.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Wright slammed Monk for such an unprofessional display as he backed Wagner for his celebrations. Wright said he believed Monk deliberately stepped into Wagner’s path, sparking the confrontation. Read more »

Rio Ferdinand backs Extension of Alexis’s Contract

Rio Ferdinand reckons that the contract extension of Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal has to happen on his terms only and not on the terms of the Gunners because in the current situation, Sanchez is at the height of his ability, while, the Gunners are over-reliant on him and can’t do away with him.


As per Ferdinand, whatever demands Sanchez throws at the Gunners, those demands will have to be met. The Gunners wouldn’t want a separation because they know that if separation happens they are only going to be left half a team especially in terms of the goal-scoring threat that they are posing these days.

Sanchez’s contract is surely going to come up for a talk at some point in near future at the Emirates Stadium as the Chili international has entered the last quarter of his contract and Ferdinand says he would not be surprised if he gets to know that the striker has asked for a sum which Arsenal has never paid to any of its players. Read more »

Injuries are hampering Jack Rodwell’s progression

Jack Rodwell joined Sunderland on August of 2014 but the time that he has spent in the Stadium of Light has been a disappointing one as the English midfielder has struggled trying to get consistent playing time and this is mostly due to the vast amount of injuries that he continues on picking up.

There was a point in time when Rodwell was hailed as one of the brightest players to have emerged from the youth academy of Everton but a string of successive injuries have forced him to stay out of the playing ground for a significantly long period of time.

Sam Allardyce needs all the help he can get in order to push Sunderland above the relegation zone. The Premier League club has been struggling trying to collect victories at a steady level and is currently located in the 19th spot after only being able to win 5 matches from their opening 22 games.

Unfortunately for Rodwell, he has not been able to make a significant impact and help out Sunderland in their journey of escaping the bottom drop zone.

The English midfielder recently made his way to Germany as he visited the former Bayern Munich doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wolhlfahrt as Rodwell was trying to find out why exactly is he sustaining so many physical issues but things haven’t been improving much as injuries is something that has always troubled Rodwell and it has seriously affecting his growth as a professional player.

There is no club in the world that is willing to offload money in a player who is consistently getting injured. Read more »

Tottenham Hotspur has handed total transfers control over to Mauricio Pochettino

A few weeks ago Mauricio Pochettino unveiled his desire to have total control concerning which player joins and leaves Tottenham Hotspur and the words of the Argentine manager were heard as Pochettino is now the man who has to approve every single player who leaves or enters the Premier League club.

Mauricio Pochettino is even expected to guide the recruitment operations of the club during the approaching summer transfer window.

The chairman Daniel Levy, the technical director Franco Baldini and the chief scout Ian Broomfield all were involved in the transfers that were done in Tottenham Hotspur but now with this recent switch of roles, almost everything will be done by Mauricio Pochettino as the Argentine manager wants to be in absolute control of everything that is going on in relation to the departure or arrival of his players.

Neither Franco Baldini nor Daniel Levy can sign players without the authorization of Mauricio Pochettino.

The departure of Luka Modric to Real Madrid was a transfer that Mauricio Pochettino did not want to happen but nonetheless it still occurred but from now on out, things of this nature will not happen as Pochettino has the final say. Read more »

Sunderland secured a ninth straight season in the Premier League

Sunderland secured a ninth straight season in the Premier League after a 0-0 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates stadium.

This was a huge result for new manager Dick Advocaat, who had come to the club only a few months ago to replace Gus Poyet. Sunderland have been only narrowly avoiding relegation for the last couple of years and they were in danger of going into the last day of the season as one of the three clubs that could join QPR and Burnley into the championship. This was avoided after a draw with Arsenal brought them the desired points to keep them in the league for another season.

This means that Newcastle United and Hull City will be fighting out each other for the final relegation spot at the end of the campaign. Newcastle undoubtedly go in with a much better position since they are two points ahead of Hull and they have a home match against West Ham. Steve Bruce’s team, however, are up against Manchester United on the final day of the season. Sunderland went into the Arsenal match with a highly defensive oriented mentality. Midfielder Jack Rodwell had just returned to the squad after overcoming an injury problem. Rodwell, though, was not used in the 90 minutes. Read more »

RODWELL HAS HOPE

Sunderland’s summer signing Jack Rodwell promises a lot of hope since he is expected to get much better than in the last few years due to the regular football he will be getting in the north-east. The former Everton man moved to Sunderland in a £ 10 million deal from Manchester City. This move was seen crucial not only for his club’s prospects but also for his re-entry into the England national team. Once regarded as a great potential, Rodwell has failed to progress in the last few years due to a combination of injuries and intense competition for places at City.

After recently managing to score his first goal for his new club, Rodwell says that he is just starting to get better. He has also sent a warning to the other Premier League teams saying that once he reaches full fitness, he will be back to his best. The midfielder has made eight appearances for the black cats and has scored one goal. A recent dip in form, though, saw him return back to the bench against Stoke, but this lack of action is expected to be only a temporary incident. Sunderland’s inability to get results is likely to see Rodwell return back to the first-team.

“I’m definitely getting there and I should be properly ready by the time the next game comes around. The first few games, you’re just feeling your way in and getting your fitness – I still am. But I am feeling better each game, and, after the international break, hopefully I will be back to 100 per cent. I got to start three games in a week, with the matches against Burnley, Stoke and Swansea. I’m happy with the progress and I know I’m getting there,” said the midfielder, who has three caps for the England national team.